SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body

 

Manufacturer: SmartLab Toys
Recommended Age: 8 years and up
Retail Price: $27.99
On the Web: www.smartlabtoys.com
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SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body


With this hands-on kit and tour guide, kids enter the twisted world of the human body! Complete with removable squishy vital organs as well as representative skeletal, vascular and muscular systems, kids explore the complex inner workings of the human body and literally see how they all go together!

Includes:
– 12-inch plastic human body model
– nine removable squishy vital organs skeletal, vascular and muscular systems
– forceps and tweezers
– tray to organize your organs
– 32-page fully illustrated book


Hand over the Squishy Human Body Kit and step back – the kids will know just what to do! They’ll start with a quick dissection, first using the forceps and tweezers, then they’ll just start digging in with their fingers! Next, they are going to take a look at the pile of body parts that they gathered, and try to figure out how to put it all back together.

Luckily for them, the Squishy Human Body kit includes a “Organ”-izer Chart for kids to place all of the parts, then start working to put them back together. Plus the “Insides Out!” book helps teach interesting and fun facts about the body as they explore!

All in all, kids 8 years and up (the recommended age) should have no problem working through this up close and personal encounter with the human body.

The pieces are squishy and fun to hold onto, but they aren’t so small that you have to worry about misplacing them. After disassembling and reassembling several times we saw no breakdown or cause for concern for breakdown.

Oh yeah – the Squishy Human Body looks awesome! The kit itself has shelf-appeal that will have kids grabbing at it. And once a child starts to explore in a classroom or group setting, a crowd is sure to gather. The “Organ”-izer Chart and the “Insides Out!” book just add to the appeal!

The Squishy Human Body is built to be taken apart and put back together over and over and over again. By placing the different parts of the body on the “Organ”-izer Chart kids are learning what various body parts look like and where they sit in the actual human body. And the “Insides Out!” Book teaches kids fun facts and interesting details about organs and more.

In a blind survey our team priced the Squishy Human Body right around $20. With an actual retail price of just under $28, this kit is a bit more than our parents would have liked. However, there is a lot included – from the body with more than 20 parts to the chart and book – there is a lot of pieces for the price.

We’ve seen much larger models of the human body that are far more expensive and used more for science class than for home learning. With the Squishy Human Body, SmartLab took that concept to a whole new level. Plus, they added in the “Organ”-izer Chart and “Insides Out!” Book to help kids learn and enjoy. Awesome original take on a science-class classic!

We’re not 100% sure who enjoyed working with the Squishy Human Body more – our parents and review team or our kids! Everyone loved having a chance to assemble and disassemble the inner workings of the body, and everyone loved reading and learning the special facts that can be found in the “Insides Out!” Book. The Squishy Human Body is durable, is definitely visually interesting and is easy to use. The price is a few dollars higher than we would have wanted, but if you have a child interested in science and the human body, you won’t make a better, more fun, more interesting investment than paying a few extra bucks for this awesome learning toy. Five stars for sure!